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million. >>> west virginia's governor is asking for the same guy that handled the sago mine disaster to look in to the explosion last week. he is the head of the safety administration. they say upper big branch should have received a warning letter in october about a potential pattern of safety violations, but a computer program failed to include eight citations at the mine. >>> time for another "living $mart" report and jessica doyle has more on the warning about a lexus suv. >> that's right. of course you told people about this consumer warning at this time yesterday. the news is consumer reports urging people not to guy the lexus gx-460 because of safety problems and now toyota told lexus dealers to stop selling the 2010 suv until the problem is fixed. in one of consumer reports emergency handling tests the suv was shown losing control in a way that could lead to a rollover, raising the risk of serious injury or death. toyota is providing a loaner car for drivers too concerned to continue to driving the gs- 460. the don't buy warning is a rarity from consumer reports. >>> fewer pe
morning, virginia. heading eastbound, plus five minutes if you are making a trip between 50 and 123. that's congestion. 495 in virginia. finding lanes wide open and incident free from the wilson bridge to the american legion. over to you. >>> at the top of the hour, we focus on campaign 2010 in maryland. and the free state's governor is going for a second term. today martin o'malley will make it official he is running for re-election. he will kick off his campaign this morning in baltimore. governor o'malley and lieutenant governor an anthony brown will visit largo, rockville and war dorff later in the day. >> reporter: polls show eave o'malley with a slight lead over ehrlich. >>> governor o'malley is telling state lawmakers they did a good job trying to lure grum drum to the free state, but the defense contractor is moving its headquarters to virginia instead. new this morning, official word from the company. kristin fisher is live in arlington with the story. >> reporter: good morning, andrea, both virginia and maryland have been courting northrop grumman ever since last january when th
the bill would allow district residents to buy guns and ammunition in maryland and virginia. the bill would also repeal registration requirements. there is a curious line in -- in the 19-page bill that seems to strip the district of columbia of its ability to make any laws related to gun control. we will talk about that tonight. also we are going to ask officials about that and ask about the possible political motivations behind the introduction of the bill right now. so that's a story we are working on. tonight we will have more at 11:00. >> lot going on there. thank you, craig. >>> former tooid d.c. council member jim graham pleaded not guilty to bribery charges today. ted losa is charged with taking cash and services in exchange for pushing laws farable to the taxi cabin industry. prosecutors say that he accepted more than $30,000 along with trips, limo rides, meals. graham denies any wrongdoing and says that he's cooperating with the authorities. law enforcement authorities told "the washington post" graham is not the target of their investigation. >>> welling the deal is done, folks. w
off-shore drilling until the cause of the disaster is found. but virginia's governor bob mcdonnell is pushing the administration to continue plans of exploratory drilling off the coast of virginia. he says you don't ground every plane after one crashes and we can't stop drilling for oil. virginia's democrats do not agree. >> this is not just some idle, you know, imaginative risk. this is real risk that virginia will be incurring. >> reporter: moran admittedly favors holding drilling in virginia. and vendors at a seafood market are ordering as much shrimp as they can. environmental protection agency launched a website to keep us all informed of the health environmental impacts of the big spill. you can get there by logging on to wusa9.com. just click on 9 news extras. >>> police are hoping you can help to find a missing 14-year- old. jose guevara was missing last night and they are worried about his age and status. >>> why the numbers don't add up between the public schools and the washington teachers union. slipped mastis was there when they brought their different versions
compete better with delta. >>> coming up tonight, the governor of virginia adding new language to a proclamation about confederate history month after a national outcry. >>> big fire blew out the windows of a highrise in boston. >>> nike out with a new commercial. >>> the orlando magic getting a little bit tricky against the wizards tonight. baseball season is in full swing. nationals trying to crack into the win column. >>> the governor of virginia is making changes to a controversial proclamation declaring april confederate history month in virginia. bob mcdonnell issued that proclamation, he said to promote tourism in the state in advance of the 150th anniversary of the start of the civil war. virginia was the capital of the confederacy then and a major civil war battleground. but the declaration left out anti-slavery. it agrees it is important to for all virginians to understand the institution of slavery led to this war and was an evil and inhumane practice. >>> d.c. public school teachers could get a dramatic pay raise and tougher work standards if a new union contract is
in west virginia, rescuers at the upper big branch mine are waiting to resume their mission. their effort is on hold tonight while crews vent dangerous air from the mine. four miners are trapped underground still. officials don't know if they are dead or alive. 25 miners died in monday's blast. two injured workers are in the hospital. steve handelsman is live in raleigh county with the latest for us. steve? >> reporter: hi, jim. thank you. it was a big setback. not that it matters much to the four miners. everybody here says they still believe that they still imagine that on monday as this explosion went off and killed 25 guys, it was a big explosion, these four guys who were shielded from the blast and used their training and they knew where these shelters were and think maybe three guys are in one-and-one guy is in another and if that's right, these guys would be okay. their shelters are strong. most importantly, they have air to breathe. since they are designed for more than a dozen guys, there's plenty of air for these guys to survive through the weekend. but the disappointment comes
. but overall so far so good. not causing problems. taking it over to virginia. 66 eastbound. we are doing great through manassas, centreville and beyond. beltway in virginia, happy to report the construction at telegraph is gone. and i can't recollect over to you. >>> earlier this year, northrop grumman announced plans to move to our region and now we know the world's fourth largest defense contractor is moving the corporate headquarters to northern virginia. 9 news now reporter kristin fisher is live with more. good morning, kristin. >> good morning. both virginia and maryland have been courting northrop grumman since last january when the company announced it wanted to move to the washington area. the company made its decision. it will be moving its headquarters to one of two locations in northern virginia, it is either at a site out near dulles airport or right here in crystal city where, as we all know already has several defense contractors in the area and of course we can't forget it is practically next door to the pentagon. i want to share with you what the north rom grumman had to say a
. it shows him with a slight lead over bob ehrlich. >>> despite the rough economy, score one for virginia. a major defense contractor is moving its headquarters from california to the commonwealth. kristin fisher has more from arlington on northrop grumman's big move. >> reporter: both virginia and maryland have been courting northrop grumman since last january when the company announced they wanted to move the headquarters from california to the washington area. yesterday the company announced it had made its decision. northrop grumman will be moving to one of two locations in northern virginia. either a site out at dulles airport or right here in crystal city, which is already home to several defense contractors and of course we can't forget that it is practically next door to the pentagon. here's what the ceo and president of northrop grumman had to say about the move on monday. he said -- northrop grumman is one of the largest defense and global security contractors in the world. they do everything from aerospace, electronics, information system and ship buildings and the biggest clie
at the west virginia mine where deadly gases at unheard levels are keeping rescuers at bay as the families of four missing men wait and pray. >>> plus, honoring the confederacy and stirring up controversy. one governor's decision opens up some old wounds and draws condemnation from some african-american leaders. i'm wolf blitzer. you are in "the situation room." >>> they are self-proclaimed christian with warriors planning to attack law enforcement officers here in the united states and insight the overthrow of the u.s. government. chilling allegations against the alleged members of a michigan malit malitia, and now ominous recordings revealing a deep sea of loathing of those they call terrorists. susan candiotti is working the story for us. susan, tell the viewers what you have. >> reporter: well, wolf, cnn has obtained exclusively an audiotape played during a bond hearing for alleged members of the gutari militia last week. the government says you are about to hear the voice of the alleged leader. >> in this nation we think we are free, but you need a certificate to be born, a license to
. >>> at the top of the hour, we want to bring you the latest developments in that west virginia mine explosion. a renewed rescue attempt is underway right now. crews are making their way traying to find the four people missing since monday's deadly explosion. this latest effort began just tbr 2:00 this morning. we go live to sandra endo in west virginia with the latest on the search. good morning, sandra. >> reporter: well, good morning, andrea. in just about half an hour or so, we're expecting to hear official word on how the rescue operation going. with time and oxygen running out, they had to make a push. rescuers went back into the mine to find the four missing miners. another attempt, hoping for success. >> the plan is for two teams to go underground and to visit both of those refuge chambers. >> reporter: state officials say this remains a rescue mission until the very end. the focus is still on getting to the two emergency chambers deep in the mine. then are the only pockets of salvation for the missing miners. >> if everything works right and as precise as they've been, we have a good
in the mountains, western maryland, west virginia into the upper 40s. and in southern virginia, in the upper 50s. and over the last 12 hours, we've seen the circulation in the atmosphere that triggered yesterday's storms, pulling off to our north and east. a little drizzle around this morning. and as the day progresses, we'll have the winds picking up. highs reaching the low 60s. and quite a bit of cloudiness, just the slight chance of a sprinkle early this morning and later on in the afternoon. more sun tomorrow, highs mid 60s. and near 80 by friday. how's the traffic, engineer? >>> the drive along i-95 uncomplicated. but as tom had mentioned, some patches of light rain, mist, coming down. so the roads may be a little slick. but out of dumfries and dale city, accident-free. interstate 270, wet pavement this morning. authorities were checking for an accident in the local lanes, 270 southbound between 78 and montrose road. and watch out, it will be slick this morning. >>> well you'll have a chance this evening to pay your respects to the late civil rights pioneer, dorothy height. she's died last
is setting in between germantown road area to 370. virginia, virginia. we are keeping an eye on your roads, as well. 66 eastbound tracking the taillights. normal slow go 50 to 123. 395 northbound. total drive time about 15 minutes or so to get from duke to seminary. no incidents along the way and before that on 95 from 123 to lorton we are below speed. that's the traffic. now, back to you. >>> new this morning, a fire sends two georgetown university workers to the hospital. the fire happened around 2:30 this morning on them second floor of the new north building. the two men injured suffered first-degree burns to their arms and legs. no word on what started the blaze. georgetown student newspaper the hoya reports there is some water damage. >>> you have just under 18 hours to get your taxes in to uncle sam. for everyone where last-minute questions, we have help for you this morning with a special tax tip thursday report we go live to jessica doyle. she's at the friendship heights post office in northwest washington. good morning. >> good morning. we are in the home stretch. 8:00 this morni
. the beltway in virginia between braddock road and 66. everything is moving well out there as we look at the realtime graphics or a live look at the interstate making the way from wilson bridge past 95 it is a clear commute. 270 southbound delayed germantown road to 370. next we want you to go to the maps and show you 50 westbound crossing the bay bridge to the beltway. double thumbs up. and finally a little volume building on inbound new york avenue between the times building and bladensburg road. no incidents or accidents at this time. back to you. >>> at the top of the hour, we get to a story that's just coming in to our information center. montgomery county police are investigating the suspicious death of a dc schoolteacher. the body of 42-year-old brian bets was found in his home on columbia boulevard in silver spring last night. a co-worker found him after he didn't show up for work. police have not said how he died. his body was take on the the medical examiner in baltimore for an autopsy. police are also looking for his suv, which is missing. dc's school chancellor rhee is und
in prince george's county. watching this light rain, scattered showers moving into virginia out of the carolinas and the tennessee valley. that will be with us time to time throughout the rest of the day, occasional passing light shower, highs reaching the low 60s. but this rain activity should end this evening. then we get sunshine back tomorrow, morning lows in the upper 40s, afternoon highs near 70. then partly cloudy on friday. morning lows mid-40s, afternoon highs again near 70 degrees. as we get into the weekend, looks like we're going to have a wet pattern come in. saturday looks like we could get showers. morning lows in the mid 40, afternoon highs mid-60s. looks like heavier rain may move in sunday. now jerry, how's the traffic on this wednesday morning? >> tom, good morning. we're doing fine. good morning everyone. the drive along 395 quiet so far and at this point appears to be on dry pavement. good news if you're getting ready to hang out. let's go over to maryland and head over to the american legion bridge from the maryland shoreline. right side is the outer loop.
mine in raleigh county, west virginia. charleston. that blast was caused by a buildup of methane gas. mitt rescue crews are still hopeful they will find some survivors. steve handelsman has our report from raleigh county. >> reporter: as family and friends waited and hoped for a miracle the drilling teams made quick progress. boring a six-inch-wide hole down to the mine before dawn to where 25 men died monday. you about four miners might still be alive. they are drilling other holes as well. they are using pumps to pull methane from the chamber. so rescuers can re-enter. surviving miners may have made it to one of two sealed shelter. >> we know they didn't come out so -- you -- next option would be for them to go through that refuge chamber. >> dust, dirt, debris, blowing. if hi to put my head down i couldn't see. >> reporter: stanley is a miner who survived the blast monday. now he's agonizing about his missing friends. >> my very good buddy. people don't understand the comradey between miners. >> upper big branch mine cited 12 times last month for ventilation violations. >> all
. >>> controversy about the confederacy, a proclamation from virginia's governor sparking intense debate while opening old wounds. now he's conceding he made a major omission. i'll also speak with the former virginia governor doug wilder. [ male announcer ] when we built our first hybrid, youtube didn't exist. and facebook was still run out of a dorm room. when we built our first hybrid, more people had landlines than cell phones, and gas was $1.75 a gallon. and now, while other luxury carmakers are building their first hybrids, lexus hybrids have traveled 5.5 billion miles. and that's quite a head start. ♪ >>> huge controversy erupted over a decision this week by virginia's republican governor to decembsignate april confeder history month. cnn's kate bolduan is following the story. >> reporter: virginia, known for its civil war battlefield, its capital richmond was the capital of the confederacy, now a must battle over that legacy. virginia republican governor bob mcdonnell has declared april confederate lift month to understand the sacrifices of the confederate lead, soldiers and citizens.
in the panhandle of west virginia up into pennsylvania, some scattered showers across west virginia and into the ohio valley. that area of low pressure is going to be coming down our way later on today, and before that we may see a little sun this morning. but overall, a cloudy day, some showers by midday and then perhaps some afternoon thunderstorms, some of which may be severe. could produce some hail and damaging winds. that would be from about 3:00 orr 4:00 in the afternoon all the way through perhaps early evening this evening. highs reaching near 70 before then. things should settle down by late this evening and by dawn tomorrow maybe lingering light showers. after that we ought to get sunshine back by tomorrow afternoon with highs in the mid 60s. then the weather does settle down considerably midweek. we veal the shine back on wednesday. should be partly cloudy. morning lows near 40. afternoon highs into the mid 60s. then lots of sunshine for thursday with highs near 70. let's check traffic on this monday morning. jerry, how is it look sng. >> good morning to you. good mornin
miners in west virginia. officials determined that the mine's air is now safe enough to allow crews back in. jay gray has the latest from raleigh county, west virginia. >> reporter: for the third time since monday's explosion an anxious and determined group of rescue members made their way into the upper big branch mine sometime after midnight. >> we'll be in a position this evening or this morning to make a mad dash. >> reporter: carrying four extra oxygen masks the crew will push towards two reinforced safety chambers about five miles inside the mine. experts agree the only way four missing miners could have survived if they made to it these safe havens. >> i hope they will come out alive. >> reporter: as they pray for that miracle they must prepare for the reality of the lives that were lost. today recovery teams will begin the grim task of removing the miners of those who died in the blast. >> it will be a slow process. we got to respect the bodies. i don't have a time frame on it. we'll just try to do it as soon as possible. >> i believe families are relieved and knowing this proces
spending for the next three years except for national security. >>> today, the virginia governor will give details about a northrop grumman plane's mission to northern virginia. the new headquarters will be built either in fairfax county near the airport or in crystal city near the pentagon. northrop grumman is moving its headquarters to the washington, d.c., area for los angeles. it should bring about 300 senior level employees to washington, d.c. >>> in maryland, the governor is getting off his reelection campaign. he began a three-day campaign swing today in baltimore. he plans to stop in at largo, waldorf, and in another city later this afternoon. he will go to 11 stops total. he faces former republican governor robert erlich this fall. >>> after a stormy weekend, signs of clearing finally today. the winds are still being out there. brian van de graaf has a look at our first forecast. it was so nice to see the sun. we were ready. >> yes, we work. it was pretty nice after the morning clouds disappeared it. we see another batch of clouds working. another liddell system must swing in done
in the latest poll. >>> northrop grumman is moving corporate headquarters to virginia. it is not certain where in virginia but governor mcdonnell will come to arlington tomorrow to make the announcement. northrop grumman headquarters currently have 300 people. they provide aerospace, electronics information, shipbuilding and technical services. >>> both virginia and maryland are in the top ten rankings of states with mortgage fraud. maryland is sixth in the 2009 rankings while virginia is tenth. compared to last year, maryland is lower but just one spot and virginia rooked up to 24th in 2008. >>> in the news now, crews are racing to seal off an under water oil well that is spilling 42,000-gallons a day in to the gulf of mexico. the well began to leak after it exploded last week. repair crews are trying to use a remote control sub to reach the well head. it could reach the shore in as little as three days. >>> the brother of the late polish president says he will run in the election to replace his twin killed in a plane crash earlier this month. he says he will continue the mission of his broth
the week strong and look ahead to the weekend. derek. >> a northern virginia swim coach has been suspended from his job after being accused of sexually abusing one of his female swimmers. those accusations come from a missouri woman claiming her former coach sexually abused her when she was a teenage swimmer and now peggy fox reports that she game to manassas, even though the family prevented him from coaching again. >> i did not pay him to sexually molest my daughter. >> that's the voice of a kansas city mother whose now 21- year-old daughter filed a civil lawsuit against her former switch coach. 43-year-old robert. he is now employeed as a coach with the swimmers in manassas. >> he started sexually grooming her, befriending her, creating an atmosphere of, you know, all powerful, you need me. >> the suit also names u.s.a. swimming, swim clubs in missouri, and aaron dean, who is now the swimmers general manager. and was her supervisor in missouri. >> the mother of the plaintiff sent me this letter that her husband wrote two years ago. in it, he details the alleged misconduct of rob an
charges. >>> police in manassas, virginia, are trying to identify a body found in a pond last night. the man was found in the water between georgiaen county around 10:30, as well. he was found two hours after police first got the call. manassas city police tell 9 news it is possible the body is a man who's been missing in the area since wednesday. >>> police in montgomery county think two people may be involved in the murder of brian betts. the shea middle school principal was found dead inside of his silver spring home. a witness reports seeing a car leave the alley behind brian betts ' home. someone else may have taken his suv. it was found a day later. so far it hasn't given investigators anything to go on. police are desperate for a witness that may come forward and give them a big clue. >> if anyone saw anything suspicious that night and haven't spoken to detectives we need to hear from him. we want input on this case. >> reporter: a private service was held for brian betts in manassas, virginia yesterday. there will be a public memorial may 1st in north bethesda. >>> 11 suspec
between the prince william parkway up to backlick. that is stop and go. the beltway in virginia, i'm giving it two thumbs up. making your way from 95 to 66. no incidents. hey, maryland, 270, what's up on this interstate? going southbound at speed father hurley to the split. and we have a metro alert to tell you about. the green light is single tracking it. as we take a look on-line at our weather computer. it is single tracking between the prince georges plaza and fort totten because of broken down equipment at west hyattsville. >>> at the top of the hour you will see the signs today, make it a no phone day in the car. it is an attempt to draw attention to distracted driving. we are calling it the great hang up. kristin fisher has more on the story. >> reporter: good morning. well, from our campaign, the great hang up to the national no phone day, both are aimed at doing the same thing and that is exactly what the sign says behind me. you will see it in just a minute. it is urging people to take the pledge too put down their cell phones while driving. you may not know it by driving
. live in vince, la larks i'm jay gray. jim, back to you. >> jay, thank you. >>> northern virginia congressman jim moran says today he asked the interior secretary to reconsider a allowing offshore drilling. in the letter congressman moran says regardless of ideology the situation should give everyone pause regarding expansion of offshore drilling. it is becoming increasingly likely the gulf states are looking at an economic and environmental disaster not seen since the exx"exxon valdez." moran says virginia's fishing and coastal tourism industries are vital to the economy. and if exploration off the virginia coast. make sure the scope of the problems is understood before any drilling permits or leases are allowed. >>> there may now be a criminal probe of the company that runs the west virginia mine where 29 people died earlier this month. a federal law enforce many official says that the fbi has interviewed nearly t two dozen former and current massey energy employees. the official says the fbi is looking for evidence that the richmond based company engaged in criminal negligence
ceremonies will be held across virginia today on the third anniversary of the virginia tech massacre. on april 16, 2007, a student opened fire on the blacksburg campus killing 32 people before turning the gun on himself. today at 9:30 a.m., governor bob mcdonald will lead a ceremony at the capitol. as part of the ceremony, the bell tower will ring 32 times in remembrance and honor of the victims. virginia tech has canceled all classes today. >>> on the same day as this anniversary, three virginia congressmen are urging their colleagues to sue closing the gun show loophole. the three are pushing the bill that would require private sellers to perform background check for buyers at gun shows. the families of the victims of the virginia tech tragedy are sue you porting the bill. >>> the pentagon is changing its policy on how privately owned guns can be handled at military installations in wake of year's deadly shooting at ft. hood. robert gates is ordering a new policy to cover all branches of the military. he wants an interim plan in place by june with a permanent policy implemented nex
county in the low 40s. it's below freezing in the mountains of western maryland and west virginia, near 30 degrees there. near 40 now on the eastern shore. mid-40s through southern virginia. and over the last 12 hours we've had the afternoon clouds break up and overnight we cleared out and starting off clear and chilly this morning. later on today, blustery northwest winds. it's going to be cool with lots of sunshine, though, highs reaching the low to mid-60s. and then another chilly night tonight. back down to near 40 degrees by dawn tomorrow. but with bright april sun and a diminishing wind on thursday we should make it to near 70. then feeling like summertime on friday and saturday, both days highs climbing into the low 80s, morning lows near 50 on friday, near 60 on saturday. we'll take a look at sunday and next week coming up this half hour. how's traffic? >> as we get under way, pretty quiet. had a bunch of road work, now looks like we're doing well on the beltway near arlington boulevard and in the overnight hours authorities were detouring traffic off the inner loop to i-66 beca
loop, to go eastbound 66, crash activity keeps the ramp closed. overall in virginia, not seeing any problems as far as the speed of drivers between 95 past braddick up towards this exit. as we move over to upper marlboro, this has been around since early this morning. eastbound 214 still closed at watkinsburg drive because of cash activity. you want to make a left onto watkins park and a right onto chestertown. then you go to kettering to make another right to access 214. route 4, route 5, 301, no problems to report out here. andrea, back to you. >> thank you, angie. >>> just when we were getting used to the sunshine, bad weather came in. we had heavy rains and strong winds that brought down power lines. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. just when we were getting used to the sunshine, the warm weather, it as starting to feel like summer. we had high winds and heavy rains that brought town several trees as you said. i'm standing in front of one of the biggest we've seen. this is a giant tree, and it has crashed into the town homes here in northeast d.c. i'm o
, virginia, and it happened sometime after midnight last night. megan lagrath has the story on how it all started. >> well, good morning. this all began with a call to 911, smnl reporting that a family member was in psychiatric distress. police responded and inside the apartment, they found a very agitated man, they say. they say that officers had no choice but to use a taser. that man later died. police say paramedics were on the scene when the man went into cardiac arrest. but despite their efforts, he was pronounced dead at the hospital. investigators are now waiting for the relates of an autopsy to see if the use of a taser played a role in the man's death. it all began just after 12:30 this morning with a 911 call. a resident at the wildwood park apartments on columbia pike said a visiting family member was having a psychiatric emergency. according to a police spokesman, when officers arrived, they encountered a naked, agitated man. >> they found an unclothed and uncooperative male. the officers were forced to deploy a taser to bring him under control. shortly thereafter, they notice
. we'll wrap with a look at virginia. with those taillights on 66 headed eastbound, they're clearly below speed between route 50 and route 23. back to you. >> thanks, angie. >>> president obama says the plan to allow drilling off the shore of virginia is part of a larger energy plan. the president made his announcements yesterday at andrews air force base. he says energy independence is a national security issue. mr. prom is lifting the ban on drilling 50 miles off the coast. new drilling could begin in two years. the president has a supporter in the move, virginia governor bob mcdonnell, a republican. >> when you were just a candidate -- when i was a candidate for governor, i talked about virginia being the energy capital of the east coast and it would take a comprehensive approach to energy development, that we needed to use all of virginia's natural resources. >> environmental groups like the sierra club opposed the president's plan saying it could do eeklogical damage. >>> some healthcare advocates nationwide and on the hill are calling for a tax on soft drinks as a way to cut o
relatives started burying the miners who died in monday's explosion in west virginia. hundreds of people turned out for the two funerals today. at the same time rescuers made their fourth attempt to get into that mine and try and find the four miners who are still missing. 25 miners died in blasts -- in the blast on monday. today the mother of one of those miners said her son, josh napper was sent home last friday after complaining about the ventilation at the upper big branch facility. then he wrote letters to his mother, his fiance and 19-month- old daughter telling them all that he would be looking down on them from heaven if anything ever happened to him. >>> one big question after the explosion is what happens next in the mining industry. it's one of the questions being tackled on this sunday's platts energy week. >> for the safety question congress has to act. it will be impossible for them no have gotten -- to have gotten close in 2008 and stop now. we need to see tighter regulation of the overseer of mining safety. >> you can see more of the conversation that sunday morning 8:00
this morning. we have a few clouds out of west virginia, virginia. lighter sprinkles passed north overnight, and temperatures on the cooler side in spots. gaithersburg, baltimore 43. it is 43 culpeper. 48 fredericksburg. 53 southern maryland and hello our friends on the eastern shore you are at 45. looking at the day at a glance, a chilly start and warm finish. we will be in the lo 60s pretty quickly. 70s for lunchtime and even warmer over the weekend. it is 5:00. good morning. happy friday, angie. >>> doesn't that sound nice? happy friday. we are already geared up for the weekend. don't worry. we're going to get there. 66 no problems to report from manassas to inside the beltway. taking it to the beltway in virginia, check it out, the construction has cleared near 985 and 236 and also around 66. hello, maryland, lanes with wide open from 121 to the split on 270. back to realtime graphics and show you pennsylvania avenue, branch avenue and crane highway. all of the roads are accident free and call it a wrap with a look at inbound new york avenue. we are moving at speed between the washingto
bureau alexandria lee says front royal, virginia, was hit with hail and lightning. it also caused downed trees and power lines. and this morning fema crews are in mississippi, the state was hit hard by these storms. 10 of the 12 fatalities happened in yazoo city according to the national weather service, that area was struck by a tornado that was a mile and a half wide with winds of at least 160 miles an hour. new video out this morning shows just how massive that tornado was. the high winds brought down trees and toppled buildings and homes. nearly 700 homes were damaged or destroyed, most in yazoo city. >> a lot of noise and debris. you could hear stuff coming off the roof. you could hear the front glass window breaking. it seemed like it lasted a long time. and then it was over. >> the inspection today by fema officials is the first step toward a possible presidential disaster declaration. >>> people in northern south carolina are also cleaning up a a possible tornado touched down there. people were injured and homes and buildings were damages in darling ton. the national weather serv
is on for people -- for a man who shot two people at the blue ridge parkway in virginia, near an overlooked at the parkway's northern end. the suspect shot a man and a woman with a shotgun. the male victim fell 150 feet off the overlooked and is in serious condition. the fbi and local police continue a search. >>> a herstown judge has sentenced a man to life behind bars for murdering a teenage friend. his 16 year-old daughter had convinced him that her father abused her. he is serving a sentence for soliciting her father's murder. >>> residents of fairfax county could soon be hit with higher fees. supervisors are considering raising home sewage bills by about $60 a year. they may reinstate a $30 vehicle registration fee. they are trying to close a $270 million budget gap. the hearing started today. >>> the plan to bring back street cars is running into trouble. rails are being laid for a street car network powered by overhead wires, but opponents say the wires will clutter city views and roadways. some preservation groups are pressing for carts that run on underground batteries rather than
to the beltway in virginia, volume is picking up. no incidents or accidents just volume. and then an accident in fairfax county, virginia that we are keeping an eye on. as we go 0 to the maps i can show you northbound 7100 between pope head road and braddock road. an overturned vehicle here. use caution. only taking away the right lane. and ya, back to you. >>> at the top of the hour, a story that could affect your commute for a long time. >>> the board of directors will vote on this proposal this morning. so let's take a minute and break it down and look at what this plan is going to entail. starting with the big money maker for metro and it would be more rate hikes. rail fares increase by 30 cents and bus fares up 25 cents. and that change alone would bring in $90 million for metro. in addition to those rate hikes, the plan cut calls for cuts in service, especially on weekends and that is what has everyone talking he is proposing stopping rail service at 2:00 a.m. instead of 3:00 a.m. on friday and saturday nights and close eight entrances after p.m. on weekend and that's not all. take a li
gray. doreen, jim, back to you. >> jay, thank you. >>> man from virginia died after he was tasered by police in arlington. the officers say they were trying to control the man in an apartment on columbia pike and that's when they used a taser gun. that man died this morning. derrick ward is in arlington and has more on this. >> reporter: we are learning a bit more about the victim that died in the third-floor apartment in this building during the incident you just talked about. we are also learning more about the training that police officers typically undergo and what's men to be non-lethal force. when police responded to the call for a psychiatric emergency at the wild wood apartment in arlington, they encountered adil jouamai. he had been staying here with relatives. >> family member that initiated the call to the police department. >> reporter: police say he was nude and uncooperatedive and there was a struggle. an officer use ad taser on the 32-year-old man. they noticed he was not breathing. >> already dispatched to the scene and they were there and provided medical treatment
that just say look, we need to take a good look at virginia. >> it really comes down to building sights. so we're working to determine which of those will be the best for us. >> starting from 0 at this point is inconsistent with our timeline. >> the move is planned for summer of 2011. the ceo plans to make that decision on the arlington or fair fax within a few months. >> giving no ground on capitol hill today. despite being grilled by the lawmakers who are accusing the company of being unfair to clients. examining which role they might have played in the financial crisis. and today's hearing is focused on goldman's strategy with certain more of the investments. who still expected them to increase. and that the firm was in a position to make money at those investments declining. for that apparent complex, no apologies. >> the regret to me means something that you feel like you did wrong. and i don't have that. >> they were hoping to use today's hearing to build report for the registration now before the senate. >>> three violent robbers caught on tape. and they are looking for leads. two me
in west virginia. rescuers have been pulled from the mine for a third time this morning. jay gray has the latest from raleigh county, west virginia. >> overnight another major setbackback for rescue teams in the mountains of west virginia. >> had a long night, we had a difficult night. we ran into some problems. >> earlier as crews searched for survivors, they instead found something no one expected. >> what we didn't expect is for there to be smoke from a fire. and that changed what we had to do. >> before they were pushed out of the mine, the rescue teams did inspect one of two safety chambers. >> it was not deployed. it was intact and not deployed. so we know that there was nobody in that chamber. so we had that one more chamber left to check. >> reporter: as they worked to extinguish the flames from the outside, crews also plan to drill three more bore hole into the mine, one near the unchecked safety chamber to try and get a clear picture of whether anyone is inside. >> we're still hoping, we still hold out that's been deployed and that thing instability and we can -- have a mira
and yellow lines in virginia. the culprit there? a track maintenance vehicle. its wheels popped off the track, not once, but twice. the first time in crystal city, the second time near reagan national airport. inbound and outbound traffic had to share a rail to get around the vehicle. it added about a half hour to many commutes. >> the platform was extra crowded, maybe 10, 12 people deep from the edge. >> long and slow. >> reporter: what was going on? >> the yellow line was delayed. a lot of people on the train. >> reporter: how late are you? >> about a half hour. >> reporter: fortunately, none of the problems required a major fix. and all of the work was wrapped up at about 8:40 this morning. it should not effect the evening rush hour. from metro headquarters, megan mcgrath, news4. >>> and permanent repairs will be made to the track near the nailer road station overnight. >>> you will have another chance today to pay your respects to dorothy height. public ceremonies are taking place this afternoon, and this evening, to celebrate the life of the civil rights leader who died last week at the
in virginia, beautiful shot. sun getting ready to set, traffic easing between the 14th street bridge and mixing bowl. back to you. >>> topper has the forecast. maybe a jacket but no hat? >> yeah, no hat. we've stepped back into april. here's your forecast first. for tonight clear skies. you will need a jacket later tonight. it will be chilly, upper 30s in the suburbs. mid-40s downtown. winds light out of the southwest at 5 to 10. temperatures now, still around 0, a couple of -- 60, a couple of 50s here and there. 60 downtown. 60 gaithersburg. also in frederick. when we come back we talk about the 70s. we'll step in may tomorrow. you know what that means, showers. >>> still to come -- carrying on about carry-ons. how congress is fighting the latest airline fees but first, some encouraging news about an industry that brings millions of dollars into our area. >>> good news about the chesapeake bay blue crab population. >> blue crab population is actually roaring back and actually coming back stronger than many ever would have predicted. once decimated, this population is not only reboun
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.c. >> aaron gilchrist, thank you. >>> more on the mining disaster in west virginia. still too dangerous for rescuers go inside that mine. authorities say that the levels of methane gas are too high. four miners remain missing after an explosion mob, killed 25 miners. and in the meantime, help from our area is on its way. members of sprint nextel's emergency response team loaded up this morning and bringing hundreds of cell phones and other devices to the mine to help authorities better communicate with each other. steve handelsman is there in naoma, west virginia, to tell bus what the scene is there now. steve? >> reporter: thanks. good evening. certainly used an increase of cell power here. a lot of the families we speak to say they are having a hard time staying in touch. in the deep valleys in coal country in west virginia, they never had cell service. this is a place of intensity now. intense emotions and intense rescue efforts. let's talk about the first. we spoke a short time ago to a miner who was one of those who escaped on monday. this was during a shift change when the explosi
bill. >>> virginia is for business. defense contractor northrop grumman will announce today it's coming to virginia. >>> it's opening day for an $8 million park near national stadium. the park is named for a 19-year-old murder victim who during his life worked to clean up the neighborhood. >>> news 4 midday begins right now. >>> good morning and welcome everyone to news 4 midday. it's tuesday, april 27th, 2010. health care reform may now be law, but some people with disabilities say lawmakers overlooked them when they passed the historic legislation. now they're in washington and taking their message to house speaker nancy pelosi. tracee wilkins is live in northwest washington. >> reporter: protesters were right outside of the hilton just a little while ago. they have moved on down connecticut avenue. things are back to normal here. today they were here sending a national message. that being disabled shouldn't equal being institutionalized. their early morning arrival caused some traffic backups downtown as more than 300 disabled protesters made their way up pennsylvania avenue. >> keep
handelsman is in naoma, west virginia, with more on the story. >> reporter: in raleigh county, west virginia, the sky is brightening and the rain is backing off. that might mean more than just a psychological boost for the folks here who are agonizing over the fate of four missing miners. high air pressure is good when this storm front moves through overnight and the barometric pressure dropped, officials here who are familiar with the phenomenon explained that lower pressure in the mine meant more toxic and importantly explosive methane gas and able to seep into the mine chambers from the surrounding rock and coal. too much methane in the mine men more drilling and more pumping as rescue teams feed a hasty retreat. >> setback. worst of our three options. from a rescue attempt. >> reporter: 32 rescuers had gotten the green light overnight and headed in miles to go. back on the surface, technicians were getting bad readings. near where four miners could be taking shelter the air had turned explosive. too much methane. officials worried about another blast like the one that killed 25 men monda
to the 14th street bridge. the beltway in virginia, looks like construction should be clearing at 95, 395 and little river turnpike and 66. good news there. a check on maryland's outer loop, no issues to report from 95 and 270. a quick look at 95 and the bw parkway. both southbound commutes are checking out nice, green and at speed. northbound 95, construction should be clearing at powder mill and also at 32. back to you. >>> later today the public will have more chances to pay respects to dr. dorothy height. the civil rights icon died last week at age 98. dr. height's friends, family and dignitaries will be coming here this morning for the private viewing that starts at 9:00 a.m. yesterday it was the public's turn to pay their final respects. more than 1,000 people turned out they are the public viewing. the line wrapped around the building and stretched for three city blocks. many arrived wearing big elegant hats to honor dr. height. she was well known for her hat collection and better known as the matriarch of the civil rights movement. the only woman who stood next to him during his i
. >>> virginia marked the start of the week with a number of events across the state. governor bob mcdonald said he is moving forward with efforts to conserve 400,000 of open space helping to protect the chesapeake pay and stake virginia as a green job zone. the republican leader is urging state residents to join him in conserving. >> what a change this past weekend. we were freezing at a baseball game yesterday the wind doesn't help. that's what made it uncomfortable. in the sun out of the wind would have been okay. milder tomorrow. you're going to like that. >> we're looking at a midweek storm system. we'll talk more about that. we're in pretty good shape tonight and tomorrow. here's your forecast first. the next three days sunshine tomorrow. maybe not as crystal clear as today. and rain and showers develop on wednesday. low 60s and back to sunshine on thursday with temperatures in the mid-60s. tonight look for clear skies and chilly. low temperatures 39 to 49. winds out of the north at about 10:00 and so the winds aren't going to become much a factor after the sun goes down. we're looking at
week. >> good to be back. it was cold this morning. scattered frost through central virginia and the central shenandoah valley all melted off quickly. now with the bright april sun, a beautiful blue sky. live view from the sky watcher camera. temperatures into the 50s now and it's in the low to mid 50s not only in washington but prince george's county, arlington, montgomery counties into the mid 50s. it's cooler right on the bay where there's a bit of a breeze on the bay, especially on the eastern side. winds making it feel quite chilly there. inland well into the 50s. the mountains bottomed out in the 30s there this morning. mid 50s throughout much of virginia and southeastern virginia. mid 50s. a clear sky will be with us throughout the rest of the day with high pressure over the region. so a sunny mild afternoon, not as breezy as it was over the weekend. still a bit of a blustery wind out of the northwest as highs climb into the mid 60s. we'll look at the weekend coming up in a few minutes. barbara. >> thank you. >>> and now steve hirschhorn has an update on our midday tra
, steve handelsman. he is live maoma, west virginia. >> reporter: the mood is grim because the news is bad. they couldn't drill that hole to get the camera down but got the fires down and now the rescue teams are headed back in. the bad news from the overnight search left a lot of local miners less hopeful. >> it is no good whenever at first you have to be deployed, lets your hopes down a little bit. >> reporter: rescue teams made it to the one chamber. officials had hoped at least three missing miners, maybe all four, had taken refuge. as seen in the optimistic animation. in fact the chamber was still folded, unused. >> as a coal miner, you know what i means when they saw that shelter had not been deployed. >> absolutely, yeah. it means that that was their last chance, refuge, and if it had not been taken, advantage of, then -- chances are, like i said, are slim to none that we are going to see those guys again. >> reporter: monday's explosion had been hot. fire still burned. blocking rescuers' way to the second chamber and were ordered out. >> it is very emotional for all the rescuers. w
luxury resort is adding exclusive west virginia property to the holdings resort at glade springs. jim justice won't say how much he paid in the deal he describes as a bailout. they sufferd with the economy. justice says it's been profitable more than the green briar. >>> a european airline installing vending machines on planes to cut cost. passengers on ripe will be able to buy drinks sandwiches and snacks reducing the number of night attendants. >> you have to wait until you get at cruising altitude. we are safing quarters for the vending machine. tell us how to save more money. >> we are getting secrets from those coupon shoppers galore. we will make coupons work for you this morning. >>> michelle obama welcomes spring with the help of legal elementary school students. replanted the white house garden assisted by students from bancroft elementally and holland elementary. one thousand pounds of food harvested was used at the white house and area homeless shelters. >>> happy ending for puppies, three rottweiler puppies were found near death in northwest washington. they had collars to
in and out of baltimore, and good on 95 in virginia. back to you. >> thank you. >>> breaking news, arlington police are investigating the death. we know it happened sometime overnight along the 5500 block of columbia pike. we have a group for on the way. >> we are turning to the latest developments from the gulf coast on this friday. oil is washing ashore in the mississippi river delta. morris on the way. this is just the beginning. the leak from a sunken oil rig could be worse than the exxon valdez spill 20 years ago. the federal parliament is moving quickly to contain the disaster. courtney robinson has the latest. >> this oil deep within the gulf waters just off the coast of louisiana is threatening to wipe out hundreds of marine species and with it -- >> nobody knows where that oil spill is at. >> the fishing industry that relies on what is beneath the surface. >> this is of national significance. >> oil seen as a reached the coast with thicker oil off the coast. a state of emergency is in place. the federal government is stepping in, using oil- dispersing chemicals. they're using experi
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